Ten poets from India and Wales have been brought together in an exchange organized by Literature Across Frontiers and partners to mark the 70th anniversary of independent India. During a period of six months they explored each other’s home location and created new work in six languages during a series of residencies in both countries. Alternating between the hustle and bustle of Indian metropolises and the peace and quiet of Welsh towns and rural locations, the project literally spans the two countries from Thiruvananthapuram in South Kerala to Shillong in the North-East, and from Bangor in North Wales to Swansea on the south coast.
In the second phase of the project the poets tour six cities to present their new work with readings, performances, debates and workshops to launch a set of books published by Poetrywala. The tour takes them to festivals in Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kolkata, and venues in Delhi.
12th – 14th Jan Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet
14th – 16th Jan The Hindu Lit for Life Festival, Chennai
22nd – 27th Jan Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet – KALAM
26th – 28th Jan Hyderabad Literary Festival
25th – 29th Jan Zee Jaipur Literary Festival
30th Jan 6 – 7pm Apeejay Oxford Bookstore N-81, Connaught Place, Delhi
31st Jan 4:30 – 6pm Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication
Adhichini, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Delhi
Find out more about the project here.